ToDoist Launches Integrated Outlook, Gmail and Postbox Plugins
The team at ToDoist just announced a new plugin for Postbox, and a full rewrite of the ToDoist Outlook plugin. This brings ToDoist email integration support to four of the largest email platforms, including Gmail and Thunderbird.
ToDoist email integration support brings one of the more popular productivity managers directly to the user’s email through ToDoist’s plugin offerings, which makes it faster and more convenient to add and manage tasks directly from an email client.
Since people tend to spend so much time every day on their email client, the ToDoist team hopes to capture some of that massive market — upwards of over 400 million Outlook users and over 420 million Gmail users — with its email-integration products.
ToDoist Email Integration — What’s New?
In addition to launching the new Postbox plugin, the ToDoist team made “bug and performance” fixes to the Outlook integration. In its press release, ToDoist promised that the Outlook integration would have the same “smooth task management experience” as users might find on the full web or Windows application.
ToDoist spokesperson Brenna Loury told MakeUseOf that, “We’ve removed nasty bugs in our Outlook and Thunderbird apps to provide the same zen-like Inbox Zero experience across all 13 platforms.”
The integration allows users to actually see and manage the todo lists in the email window itself.
Some features that users can access through these email client plugins include:
- Save emails as a new task in ToDoist.
- View the ToDoist task list from inside the email window.
- Convert emails to a new to-do list.
- Access recurring tasks, projects and priorities.
- Collaborate with other ToDoist users who use the same email client as you.
Full integration into the email client means no need to open a new browser window or a new application to access your ToDoist account. All of your projects and tasks are within reach.
In its press release today, CEO Amir Salihefendic reported that the move was very much an effort to tap into the massive user base of these major email clients:
“Outlook, Postbox, Gmail, and Thunderbird represent a huge market with extremely broad appeal– people spend so much time in their email and this kind of productivity support is essential. We’re very happy to now offer the same rich task management experience across all of our available platforms.”
The plugins bring all of the features of ToDoist right into the email client in a panel that provides task management, project management, comment threads for your team, and more. With the new launch for PostBox and the bug fixes for Outlook in place, ToDoist is now well positioned to continue growing its own user base.
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